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Intermediate Software Engineer


Ottawa, ON, CA, K2V 1C2

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS Canada), a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS, is a leading mid-tier Canadian defence electronics company specializing in military voice and data communications systems; electro‑optics (EO) and infrared search and tracking systems (IRST); command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems integration; deployable flight data recorders; and defence/space electronics manufacturing. 


What it is like working at DRS!

  • A motivating team-based environment where your achievements matter
  • A chance to work on industry leading edge technology with exceptional mentors
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Every second Friday off. We care about your work life balance!
  • Flexible hours. Work your hours around your schedule
  • Seasonal company-wide events: BBQs, Holiday party, golf tournament, the Army Run, and more!


To learn more about Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at



Reporting directly to the Manager, Software Engineering the Intermediate Software Engineer will be required to operate in both team and solo activities.  Key activities will involve analysis, design and implementation of software subsystems and modules that have been assigned.  The incumbent is also responsible for addressing customer requirements, performing complex development activities requiring extensive research and analysis.  As a member of the Software team, the incumbent carries collective responsibility for the successful implementation of the Company’s software product releases and systems.


Major Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts analysis of system specifications in developing designs that meet complex client needs on both legacy and new program designs;
  • Designs and develops source code according to design requirements, unit and integration activities;
  • Identifies, analyzes, and resolves complex software issues;
  • Participate in product design meetings, preparing requirements and design specifications;
  • Makes recommendations and suggests alternatives solutions when needed;
  • May participate in design reviews with internal/external customers;
  • Maintains project schedules, informs management of unplanned slippage, and proposes corrective measures;
  • Reviews designs and documents produced by others;
  • Multiplex between different projects or assignments and delivers on commitments;
  • Makes recommendations for changes to software development processes; and
  • Advocates and promotes for Agile Development process.



Core Competencies:

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from a recognized post‑secondary institution or an equivalent years of experience;
  • Strong background in software engineering principles and development in a structured environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of:
    • Communication protocols;
    • Real-time operating systems;
    • Object-oriented design methods
    • Real-time embedded system design
    • Software configuration management
    • Graphical user interface (GUI) design
    • Guild and test automation
    • Concept knowledge of Agile/Scrum/Kanban; and
    • Software development lifecycle methodologies;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of C++ programming experience and three (3) years in Agile development experience;
  • Knowledge in ADA programming is considered an asset;
  • Strong experience in integration of multiple vendor technologies;
  • Familiarity with Avaya / IP Call Processing technology;
  • Experience working with configuration management tools;
  • Experience troubleshooting and debugging software on target hardware and in a simulation environment;
  • Familiarity with estimating, measuring, and optimizing software performance;
  • Commitment to producing quality technical work while managing multiple tasks and working toward long-term goals;
  • Maintaining a professional attitude ensuring to working collaboratively as a member of a team; and
  • Strong communication (both verbal and written), organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.


All applicants must be eligible to meet requirements outlined in the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and to obtain a Secret level security clearance.


Applicants requiring a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process are to advise Human Resources. DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants may apply to this position online at careers.


Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

INNOVATION.  At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed 
to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.  We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance. 

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